Coke, Edward, Sir, 1552-1634
- Existence: 1552 - 1634
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: OSB MSS 184
Overview: A collection of approximately 400 manuscript items, including letters; letterbooks; copies of statutes, pleadings, opinions and precedents; King's Bench reports; abridgments and commonplace books of cases; and other papers, documenting the development and practice of English law and the evolution of the English legal system from the thirteenth into the twentieth century. Included are an early copy of Henry de Bracton's De legibus Anglie; a fourteenth-century pocket compilation of "Statuta...
Dates: [circa 1280-1956]
Call Number: OSBORN FB138
Overview: Collection of 46 manuscripts, in multiple secretary hands, of Parliamentary speeches and miscellaneous notes. Many of the Parliamentary speeches concern the power and influence of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, including a remonstrance by the House of Commons against the Duke of Buckingham's influence on Charles I; John Digby, Earl of Bristol's response to charges of high treason for his opposition to the Duke of Buckingham; and a speech by Richard Weston, Earl of Portland, conveying King...
Dates: [mostly 1620-29]
Call Number: OSB MSS 28
Overview: Collection of approximately 50 tracts, almost entirely manuscript, concerning British politics and government. Many document relations between King Charles I and Parliament, including copies of speeches before Commons by Bagshaw, Grimston, Owens, and Pym and copies of petitions to the King by the Scottish Parliament and the Berkshire Grand Jury. Other topics include the royal succession, taxation, and court practices.
Dates: ca. 1550-1665